Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals

This course will provide foundational level knowledge on core Azure concepts; core Azure services; core solutions and management tools; general security and network security; governance, privacy, and compliance features; Azure cost management and service level agreements. Note: This course provides an Azure pass and time for students to participate in hands-on labs. Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals

Audience Profile

This course is suitable for IT personnel who are just beginning to work with Azure. This audience wants to learn about our offerings and get hands-on experience with the product. This course primarily uses the Azure portal to create services and does not require scripting skills. Students in this course will gain confidence to take other role-based courses and certifications, such as Azure Administrator. This course provides an Azure pass and optional lab environment. This course combines lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on labs. This course will also help prepare someone for the AZ-900 exam. Migrate SQL workloads To Azure DP-050

Course Outline

Module 1: Cloud Concepts

In this module, you’ll take an entry level end-to-end look at Azure and its capabilities, which will provide you with a solid foundation for completing the available modules for Azure Fundamentals.


Introduction to Azure fundamentals

Fundamental Azure concepts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Understand the benefits of cloud computing in Azure and how it can save you time and money

Explain concepts such as high availability, scalability, elasticity, agility, and disaster recovery

Module 2: Core Azure Services

In this module, you learn about core Azure services like Azure database, Azure compute, Azure storage, and Azure Networking.


Core Azure Architectural components

Core Azure workload products

Azure networking services

Azure storage services

Azure database services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe core Azure architecture components such as subscriptions, management groups, and resources

Summarize geographic distribution concepts like Azure regions, region pairs, and availability zones

Understand services available in Azure including compute, network, storage, and database

Identify services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Container Instances, and Azure Kubernetes

Compare Azure’s database services such as Azure Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, and Azure Database for MySQL

Examine Azure networking resources such as Virtual Networks, VPN Gateways, and Azure ExpressRoute

Summarize Azure storage services such Azure Blob Storage, Azure Disk Storage, and Azure File Storage

Module 3: Core Solutions

In this module, you’ll learn about AI machine learning, Azure DevOps, monitoring fundamentals, management fundamentals, serverless computing fundamentals. and IoT fundamentals.


Choose the best Azure IoT service

Choose the best AI service

Choose the best Azure serverless technology

Choose the best tools with DevOps and GitHub

Choose the best management tools

Choose the best Azure monitoring service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Choose the correct Azure Artificial Intelligence service to address different business challenges

Choose the best software development process tools and services for a given business scenario

Choose the correct cloud monitoring service to address different kinds of business challenges

Choose the correct Azure management tool to address different technical needs and challenges

Choose the right serverless computing technology for your business scenario

Choose the best Azure IoT service for a given business scenario

Module 4: General security and networking features

In this module, you will learn how to protect yourself against security threats, and secure your networks with Azure.


Security Tools and Features

Secure Network Connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Strengthen your security posture and protect against threats by using Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Collect and act on security data from many different sources by using Microsoft Sentinel

Manage dedicated physical servers to host your Azure VMs by using Azure Dedicated Host

Identify the layers that make up a *defense in depth* strategy

Explain how Azure Firewall enables you to control what traffic is allowed on the network

Configure network security groups to filter network traffic to and from Azure resources

Explain how Azure DDoS Protection helps protect your Azure resources from DDoS attacks

Module 5: Identity, Governance, Privacy, and Compliance

In this module, you will learn about Azure identity services, how to build a cloud governance strategy, and privacy, compliance, and data protection standards on Azure.


Core Azure identity services

Azure Governance Methodologies

Privacy, Compliance, and Data Protection standards

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain the difference between authentication and authorization

Describe how Azure Active Directory provides identity and access management

Explain the role single sign-on (SSO), multifactor authentication, and Conditional Access play

Make organizational decisions about your cloud environment by using the CAF for Azure

Define who can access cloud resources by using Azure role-based access control

Apply a resource lock to prevent accidental deletion of your Azure resources

Apply tags to your Azure resources to help describe their purpose

Control and audit how your resources are created by using Azure Policy

Enable governance at scale across multiple Azure subscriptions by using Azure Blueprints

Explain the types of compliance offerings that are available on Azure

Gain insight into regulatory standards and compliance on Azure

Explain Azure capabilities that are specific to government agencies

Module 6: Azure Pricing and Lifecycle

In this module, you will learn how to plan and manage Azure costs, and how to choose the right Azure services though SLAs and service lifecycle.


Planning and Cost Management

Azure Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Use the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator

Describe the different ways you can purchase Azure products and services

Use the Pricing calculator to estimate the monthly cost of running your cloud workloads

Define the major factors that affect total cost and apply recommended practices to minimize cost

Describe what a service-level agreement (SLA) is and why SLAs are important

Identify factors, such as the service tier you choose, that can affect an SLA

Combine SLAs to compute a composite SLA

Describe the service lifecycle in Azure

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